The Day the Crayons Quit!


In Grade 2, the children have been focusing on letter writing in English Language Arts (ELA). Last week, we read the story “The Day the Crayons Quit” By Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. (Listen to the read-aloud here!)

The children were so inspired by the book that they wrote their own letters from the perspective of the crayons, focusing on the form and content. They researched the many different colors which could have belonged to the character (Duncan) and found that some crayons have very exotic names such as “Outer Space Crayon”, “Rainforest” and “Lavender”. Each of the students wrote a page and illustrated the story. Then, we combined it as a book from the whole grade level.

We also emailed a copy of this book to the author, Drew Daywalt, and he wrote back! Here is a quote from his email:

These are HILARIOUS! They’re all so well crafted and beautifully illustrated. All of the children should be so proud of this! I know I’m proud of them! Thank you so much for creating these and congratulations!

It was so wonderful for the author to take the time to reply to us. We are so proud of our work and hope you enjoy reading it.

Rachel Elliot
2E Homeroom Teacher

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